Young Leeds United fan ecstatic after his hero Kalvin Phillips shares photo in front of mural

A young Leeds United fan who took a photograph in front of a mural of his hero Kalvin Phillips has been left ecstatic - after the star shared it on Twitter.

Saturday, 21st November 2020, 6:13 pm
Updated Saturday, 21st November 2020, 6:15 pm

The mural has been painted on the side of a building in The Calls, near the junction with Crown Street.

On Saturday, Kalvin Phillips took to Twitter for his first reaction to the huge mural - which also features former stars Albert Johanneson and Lucas Radebe.

He posted: "An honour to stand beside two legends, Albert Johanneson and Lucas Radebe. Thank you for the all the support. Endlessly proud to be a part of this community."

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The tweet included a picture of young Leeds United fan Shay Da Cruz in front of the mural, much to his delight.

His mum Siobhan said her son was up and ready at 8.30am in his Leeds United kit to go and get an early look at the mural.

She said Shay looks up to Kalvin as an "excellent role model on and off the pitch" and was very excited to see his picture on the star's Twitter post.

Siobhan told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "[Shay] is a massive fan of Kalvin Phillips.

Shay Da Cruz in front of the mural

"He is an avid footballer himself and looks up to Kalvin as an excellent role model on and off the pitch!

"He was very excited to see that he had shared this photo.

"He was ready this morning at 8.30am to go see the mural!"

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The mural has been painted on the side of a building in The Calls, near the junction with Crown Street.
The mural has been painted on the side of a building in The Calls, near the junction with Crown Street.